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Old 12-31-2011, 03:52 PM  
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2012 Kansas City Royals Repository Thread

2012 Slogan: Our Time

A better, more accurate 2012 Slogan: It is Finally Next Year
(from Great Expectations)

An alternative slogan if you don't like that one: Someone has to win this crappy division
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With the beginning of a new year, it is time for the 2012 version of the Royals Repository Thread. We've got Hosmer, we've got a 2011-dominating Gordon, we've got Moose, we've got hopefully a killer bullpen, we've got a stereotypical slow slugging DH, we've got easily one of the best defensive shortstops in the AL, we've got a promising catcher in Salvador Perez. Hell, we've got offense and promising prospects galore.

We do not have starting pitching.

Oh yeah, we've also got this:



Get ready for, (as of January 2012 anyway), one of the most confusing puzzles of a baseball season in recent Royals history. Will they suck? Maybe, I don't know. Will we be given a year of 0.500 baseball? Possibly, I don't know. Will they win the division and go to the playoffs for the first time in 27 years? For the first time in a long time, it could happen, I don't know. 92 losses, 92 wins, or anything in between would not surprise a lot of us.

Everything goes here except Gameday threads and really big news. If a giant story breaks, the Royals achieve some awesome milestone, or we sign/lose a highly significant player/coach/mascot/whatever, then it might also deserve its own thread. This being Chiefs Planet, please do not clutter the board with new threads about trivial Royals news or you will only annoy those who come here for just Chiefs football. If you aren't sure and its not a Gameday thread, it goes here.

What sort of stuff often goes here? SPchief explained it well, so I'll just copy that:

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If you locate something of interest.. ANYTHING.. deals on apparel, best ways in/out of the stadium, giveaways, great stories from this season or from seasons gone by, rumors, trades, anything.... feel free to post it here.

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Old 08-05-2012, 05:22 PM   #6676
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Wow. I gotta ask: Where in the hell would Betancourt go and play every day?
LOL exactly...people on Twitter keep bringing that up. I think he's just a tad delusional...

Then again, he's always been one of Dayton's golden boys so he probably assumed it'd happen here.
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:22 PM   #6677
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Abreu is no better than Yuni...trading like for the like basically.

Also they made it pretty clear that Yuni wasn't committed to the team so if that's the case, WHY THE **** DID HE START TODAY?!?

This organization ceases to amaze me...
I hope you meant "Never ceases to amaze me".
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:23 PM   #6678
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I hope you meant "Never ceases to amaze me".
LOL I did...was so pissed I didn't even bother looking at what I wrote.
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:28 PM   #6679
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LOL I did...was so pissed I didn't even bother looking at what I wrote.
No sooner did I say I hate Yuni then he is gone for good.
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:30 PM   #6680
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Now why was Sisson fired?
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:32 PM   #6681
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:33 PM   #6682
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Now why was Sisson fired?
I always figured the 1st base coach was largely responsible for properly handling baserunners' shin pads, elbow pads, gloves, etc. Maybe he ****ed that up.
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:33 PM   #6683
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So Yuni was pissed about playing time? What was his expectation going into the year? What had management told him about the expectations at 2B?

. Royals, so ****ing stupid. I won't be surprised if we re-acquire him next year.

Dayton, if you're reading this post. First, dry off your keyboard. Second, please hire and listen to someone who understands sabermetrics.
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:34 PM   #6684
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:06 PM   #6685
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:20 PM   #6686
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So, Dwyer is looking good tonight, even with errors creating an interesting inning here.
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:28 PM   #6687
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:47 PM   #6688
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:19 PM   #6689
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Ned was quite comically aggressive in his postgame interview about sending Yuni packing. Too bad he's about 2 months too late. Frenchy brought up about Sisson being fired without being asked about it. Dudes on the radio kind of implied that Frenchy was behind his firing (2 team meetings in the last couple of days). Sounds like a bunch of finger pointing going on behind closed doors. Will Ned survive till next season?
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:31 PM   #6690
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Ned was quite comically aggressive in his postgame interview about sending Yuni packing. Too bad he's about 2 months too late. Frenchy brought up about Sisson being fired without being asked about it. Dudes on the radio kind of implied that Frenchy was behind his firing (2 team meetings in the last couple of days). Sounds like a bunch of finger pointing going on behind closed doors. Will Ned survive till next season?
I'll be more suprised f Ned isn't here at the start of next season.
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